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Flaky Baking Powder Biscuits

11/14/2012
Flaky Baking Powder Biscuits
Old Weigh Station, Sitka
KANSAS! 3rd Issue 1990

1 ½ pounds flour
4 oz. sugar
¾ oz. salt
2 ¼ oz baking powder
1 lb. shortening
1 lb., 8 oz. milk

Mix in large bowl flour, sugar, salt and baking powder; blend together with hands. Add shortening and cut in by hand until fine crumbs form. Add milk and mix gently by hand until all ingredients are moist and dough is formed.
Turn dough onto floured surface, roll dough out to ½ inch thick with rolling pin. Cut with biscuit cutter and place on greased cookie sheet pan, fairly close together. Brush top of biscuit with butter. Let rest 10 minutes. Bake at 425 degrees until golden brown.
Yield 6 dozen.